The Saudi Council of Ministers held a meeting this afternoon, on Tuesday, at Al Yamama Palace in Riyadh, under the direction of King Salman.
The Saudi Council was briefed at the beginning of the session on the topics covered in the conversations between the Crown Prince and the Prime Minister of Georgia. These conversations occurred during the latter’s official visit to the Kingdom.
The Council of Ministers members discussed the country’s foreign policy activities during the past few days. Days. This was in light of the Kingdom’s keenness to strengthen cooperation with sister countries.
According to the Minister of Information, Dr. Majid Al-Qasabi, the council reaffirmed what the Kingdom had said during its participation in the Baghdad meeting, namely that it stands with Iraq to maintain its stability, protect its sovereignty, and aid in its development efforts.
The Council of Ministers welcomed the Makkah Al-Mukarramah Agreement, which was approved by the first ministerial meeting of the anti-corruption law enforcement agencies in the Organization of Islamic Cooperation member states.
The Council considered the Kingdom’s achievement of first place among all donor nations for official development aid (humanitarian and developmental) in 2021 as a reflection of this nation’s policy, which has been and remains to be a policy of giving.
The Council of Ministers was briefed on the topics on its agenda, including topics that the Shura Council participated in studying.
The council also reviewed the conclusions of each of the Economic Affairs Council, its political and security counterpart, and the General Committee of the Council of Ministers.
The council concluded with the following:
Approval of a memorandum of understanding in the field of renewable energy, energy efficiency and rationalization of its consumption between the Saudi Government and the Government of the Republic of Tunisia.
Approval of a memorandum of understanding between the Saudi government and the government of the Hellenic Republic in the field of energy.
Approval of a cooperation agreement between the Saudi Ministry of Sports and the Ministry of State for Digital Affairs, Culture, Media and Sport of the UK and Northern Ireland for cooperation in the field of sports.
The approval of a memorandum of understanding to establish the Saudi-Thai Coordination Council.
Authorizing the Minister of Health – or his representative – to discuss with the Cuban side a draft memorandum of understanding for cooperation in the health fields between the Ministry of Health in the Kingdom and its counterpart in Cuba, and to sign it.
Approval of a memorandum of understanding for cooperation in the field of news between the Saudi Press Agency in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia and the Ministry of Information in the Sultanate of Oman represented by the Oman News Agency.
Approval of a cooperation agreement between the government of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia and the government of the Republic of Djibouti in maritime transport.
Approval of an agreement between the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia and the Czech Republic in air services.
Approval of a cooperation agreement between the Presidency of State Security in the Kingdom and the National Department for Documentation and State Protection in the United Republic of Comoros in the field of combating terrorist crimes and their financing.
Approval of the power supply system.
Amending the regulation of the General Authority for Competition, issued by Cabinet Resolution No. (55), by depositing all the authority’s revenues in the current account of the Ministry of Finance at the Central Bank of Saudi Arabia.
Amending Article (61) of the Unified Customs Law of the Cooperation Council for the Arab States of the Gulf, approved by Royal Decree No. (M / 41), related to the formation of a committee to adjudicate the value of imported goods
Approving promotions to the (fifteenth) and (fourteenth) ranks.
The Council of Ministers was also briefed on a number of general issues on its agenda. These include the annual reports of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, the Assignment and Liquidation Center, and others.